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17%OFFElizabeth Taylor - Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (Virago Modern Classics) - 9781844083213 - V9781844083213
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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (Virago Modern Classics)

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Description for Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (Virago Modern Classics) Paperback. *A humorous and compassionate look at the blossoming friendship between an old woman and a young man. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 15. Weight in Grams: 180.
'Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont is, for me, her masterpiece' - Robert McCrum, Guardian, 'The Best 100 Novels' 'An author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth' - SARAH WATERS 'Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabath Bowen - soul-sisters all' ANNE TYLER On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom and the Grim Reaper. ... Read more

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About Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) is increasingly recognised as one of the best British writers of the twentieth century. She wrote her first book, At Mrs Lippincote's, during the war while her husband was in the Royal Air Force, and this was followed by eleven further novels and a children's book, Mossy Trotter. Her acclaimed short stories appeared in publications including Vogue, ... Read more

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Elizabeth Taylor's exquisitely drawn character study of eccentricity in old age is a sharp and witty portrait of genteel postwar English life facing the changes taking shape in the 60s . . . Much of the reader's joy lies in the exquisite subtlety in Taylor's depiction of all the relationships, the sharp brevity of her wit, and the apparently effortless ... Read more

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